Liquor Bottle Device - Patent 8002129

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	United States Patent 
	8,002,129



 Reyes
 

 
August 23, 2011




Liquor bottle device



Abstract

 A liquor bottle device for holding liquor comprising a bottle portion and
     a bottom chamber inside the bottle portion at the bottom. The liquor
     bottle device can be constructed from a material comprising a thermal
     glass so as to keep the contents of the device cool. The bottle portion
     is for holding liquor and comprises two shot glasses disposed in an first
     inner compartment and a second inner compartment. The bottom chamber can
     hold ice to keep the contents of the bottle cool. A screw-on cap is
     disposed at the top of the bottle portion and functions as an additional
     shot glass.


 
Inventors: 
 Reyes; Franny D. (Providence, RI) 
Appl. No.:
                    
12/266,330
  
Filed:
                      
  November 6, 2008





  
Current U.S. Class:
  215/6  ; 215/387
  
Current International Class: 
  B65D 1/04&nbsp(20060101)
  
Field of Search: 
  
  

 215/6,387
  

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WO2005028330
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WO



   Primary Examiner: Mai; Tri M



Claims  

What is claimed is:

 1.  A liquor bottle device comprising: (a) a bottle portion for holding a liquid, said bottle portion having a front face, a back face, a top, a first side wall, and an inside
(b) a bottom chamber disposed at the bottom of the bottle portion, wherein the bottom chamber is separated from the inside of the bottle portion via a top wall;  wherein the bottom chamber is for holding ice as to cool the liquid held in the bottle
portion;  (c) a first hole disposed in the first side wall of the bottle portion at the bottom chamber;  wherein the first hole allows a user to insert or remove ice into or from the bottom chamber, respectively;  (d) a side cap removably attached to the
first hole;  wherein the side cap comprises a decoration;  (e) a first inner compartment extending into the inside of the bottle portion from an intersection of the first side wall and the top;  (f) a second inner compartment extending into the inside of
the bottle portion from an intersection of the second sidewall and the top;  (g) a second hole disposed in the top of the bottle portion;  wherein the second hole allows a user to insert or remove the liquid into or out of the inside the bottle portion,
respectively;  and (h) a top is removably attached to the second hole, wherein the top cap has a top end and a bottom end, wherein an open portion that functions as a shot glass is disposed at the top end;  (i) a first shot glass, wherein the first shot
glass is inserted into the first inner compartment;  (j) a second shot glass, wherein the second shot glass is inserted into the second inner compartment.


 2.  The liquor bottle device of claim 1, wherein the liquid includes a liquor.


 3.  The liquor bottle device of claim 1, wherein the liquor bottle device is constructed from a material comprising a thermal glass.  Description  

FIELD OF THE INVENTION


 The present invention is directed to a bottle for holding liquor.  More particularly, the present invention is directed to a bottle for holding liquor having shot glasses and a bottom chamber for ice.


BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


 The present invention features a liquor bottle device for holding liquor.  The liquor bottle of the present invention comprises one or more shot glasses, as well as a bottom chamber for holding ice to keep the contents of the bottle cool.  A
screw-on top cap is disposed at the top of the bottle portion and functions as an additional shot glass.


 Any feature or combination of features described herein are included within the scope of the present invention provided that the features included in any such combination are not mutually inconsistent as will be apparent from the context, this
specification, and the knowledge of one of ordinary skill in the art.  Additional advantages and aspects of the present invention are apparent in the following detailed description and claims. 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS


 FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention.


 FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention.


 FIG. 3 is a front view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention.


 FIG. 4 is a front view and cross-sectional view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention.


DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS


 The following is a listing of numbers corresponding to a particular element refer to herein: 100 liquor bottle device 150 bottom chamber 151 decoration of side cap 152 top wall of bottom chamber 155 bottom of bottle portion 175 ice 200 bottle
portion 201 first side wall of bottle portion 202 second side wall of bottle portion 203 front face of bottle portion 206 top of bottle portion 210 inside of bottle portion 221 first inner compartment 222 second inner compartment 250 side cap 300 top cap
305 top end of cap 310 male threaded component of top of bottle portion 315 female threaded component of cap 350 open portion of cap (e.g., shot glass) 400 shot glass


 Referring now to FIGS. 1-5, the present invention features a liquor bottle device 100 for holding a liquid (e.g., a liquor).  The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention comprises one or more shot glasses 400 insertable into the bottle
portion 200, as well as a bottom chamber 150 for holding ice to keep the contents of the liquor bottle device 100 cool.  Without wishing to limit the present invention to any theory or mechanism, it is believed that the liquor bottle device 100 of the
present invention is advantageous because it neatly stores shot glasses 400 inside the bottle and simultaneously provides a user with a means of chilling the contents of the bottle.  This eliminates the need to buy separate shot glasses, and helps
prevent a user from losing the shot glasses by providing a safe means of storing the shot glasses.  The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention also provides aesthetic appeal.


 The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention comprises a bottle portion 200.  In some embodiments, the bottle portion 200 is for holding a liquor or other liquid.  The bottle portion 200 has a front face 203, a back face, a bottom, a
top 206, a first side wall 201, a second side wall 202, and an inside 210.  A bottom chamber 150 is disposed at the bottom of the bottle portion 200 and is separated from the inside 210 of the bottle portion 200 via a top wall 152.


 A first hole is disposed in the first side wall 201 of the bottle portion 200 at the bottom chamber 150.  The first hole allows a user to insert or remove ice into or out of the bottom chamber 150.  A side cap 250 is removably attached to the
first hole.  The side cap 250 allows a user to access the bottom chamber 150.  In some embodiments, the side cap 250 can be attached to the first hole in the first side wall 201 via a screw mechanism.  In some embodiments, the side cap 250 can be
attached to the first hole in the first side wall 201 via a snap mechanism.  In some embodiments, a user can insert ice 175 into the bottom chamber 150 so as to cool the liquid contents in the inside 210 of the bottle portion 200.  In some embodiments,
the side cap 250 prevents leaking of the contents of the bottom chamber 150.


 In some embodiments, the bottle portion 200 and bottom chamber 150 of the liquor bottle device are constructed from a material comprising a thermal glass.  In some embodiments, the side cap 250 comprises a decoration 151.  For example, in some
embodiments, the decoration 151 can include an item in various shapes or colors (e.g., a star).


 In some embodiments, a first inner compartment 221 extends into the inside 210 of the bottle portion 200 from the first side wall 201 (e.g., the intersection of the first side wall 201 and the top 206).  In some embodiments, a second inner
compartment 222 extends into the inside 210 of the bottle portion 200 from the second side wall 202 (e.g., the intersection of the second side wall 202 and the top 206) (see FIG. 4).  In some embodiments, the first inner compartment 221 and/or the second
inner compartment 222 is for storing a shot glass 400.


 Disposed at the top 206 of the bottle portion 200 is a second hole for inserting or pouring liquid into or out of the inside 210 of the bottle portion, respectively.  In some embodiments, a top cap 300 is removably attached to the second hole.


 In some embodiments, the top cap 300 is a screw-on cap.  In some embodiments, the top cap 300 has a top end 305 and a bottom end.  In some embodiments, an open portion 350 is at the top end 305 of the top cap, and a female threaded portion 315
is at the bottom end of the top cap 300.  In some embodiments, the open portion 350 of the top cap 300 functions as a shot glass.  In some embodiments, the female threaded portion 315 of the top cap is for receiving a male threaded portion 310 in the
second hole at the top 206 of the bottle portion 200 (see FIG. 4).


 In some embodiments, the top end 305 of the top cap 300 (e.g., the open portion 350) is smooth, similar to standard shot glasses.  This allows a user to drink comfortably from the top cap 300 when it is used as a shot glass.


 In some embodiments, the top cap 300 (e.g., screw-on cap) is diamond-shaped.  In some embodiments, the top cap 300 (e.g., screw-on cap) is constructed from a material comprising a colored glass.


 The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention may be used to store any type of liquor, such as whiskey, tequila, vodka, the like, or a combination thereof.  The liquor bottle device 100 may be constructed in a variety of shapes, colors
(e.g., gold, tan, white, blue, etc.), and designs.


 The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention may be constructed from a variety of materials.  For example, in some embodiments, the liquor bottle device 100 is constructed from a material comprising a glass (e.g., colored glass),
plastic, rubber, metal, the like, or a combination thereof.


 In some embodiments, the liquor bottle device 100 is constructed from a material comprising a thermal glass, wherein the thermal glass can help keep the contents of the liquor bottle device cool.


 The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention may be constructed in a variety of sizes.  The liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention may be constructed in a variety of shapes.  In some embodiments, the bottom chamber 150 and/or
bottle portion 200 is between about 3 to 4 inches in width as measured from the first side wall 201 to the second side wall 202.  In some embodiments, the bottom chamber 150 and/or bottle portion 200 is between about 4 to 5 inches in width as measured
from the first side wall 201 to the second side wall 202.  In some embodiments, the bottom chamber 150 and/or bottle portion 200 is between about 5 to 6 inches in width as measured from the first side wall 201 to the second side wall 202.  In some
embodiments, the bottom chamber 150 and/or bottle portion 200 is more than about 6 inches in width.  In some embodiments, different sized bottles can have different size widths.


 In some embodiments, the bottom chamber 150 and/or bottle portion 200 is between about 1 to 2 inches in thickness as measured from the front face 203 to the back face.  In some embodiments, the bottom chamber and/or bottle portion is between
about 2 to 3 inches in thickness as measured from the front face 203 to the back face.  In some embodiments, the bottom chamber 150 and/or bottle portion 200 is more than about 3 inches in thickness.


 In some embodiments, the liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention is between about 4 to 6 inches in height as measured from the top end 305 of the cap 300 to the bottom of the bottle portion 200.  In some embodiments, the liquor bottle
device 100 of the present invention is between about 6 to 8 inches in height as measured from the top end 305 of the cap 300 to the bottom of the bottle portion 200.  In some embodiments, the liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention is between
about 8 to 10 inches in height as measured from the top end 305 of the cap 300 to the bottom of the bottle portion 200.  In some embodiments, the liquor bottle device 100 of the present invention is more than about 10 inches in height.


 As used herein, the term "about" refers to plus or minus 10% of the referenced number.  For example, an embodiment wherein the bottom chamber 150 is about 5 inches in width includes a bottom chamber 150 that is between 4.5 and 5.5 inches in
width.


 The following the disclosures of the following U.S.  patents are incorporated in their entirety by reference herein: U.S.  Pat.  No. 6,588,621 B2; U.S.  Pat.  Nos.  3,913,770; 4,323,172; U.S.  Pat.  No. 3,262,596.


 Various modifications of the invention, in addition to those described herein, will be apparent to those skilled in the art from the foregoing description.  Such modifications are also intended to fall within the scope of the appended claims. 
Each reference cited in the present application is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.


 Although there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of the present invention, it will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art that modifications may be made thereto which do not exceed the scope of the appended claims. 
Therefore, the scope of the invention is only to be limited by the following claims.


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Description: The present invention is directed to a bottle for holding liquor. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a bottle for holding liquor having shot glasses and a bottom chamber for ice.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention features a liquor bottle device for holding liquor. The liquor bottle of the present invention comprises one or more shot glasses, as well as a bottom chamber for holding ice to keep the contents of the bottle cool. Ascrew-on top cap is disposed at the top of the bottle portion and functions as an additional shot glass. Any feature or combination of features described herein are included within the scope of the present invention provided that the features included in any such combination are not mutually inconsistent as will be apparent from the context, thisspecification, and the knowledge of one of ordinary skill in the art. Additional advantages and aspects of the present invention are apparent in the following detailed description and claims. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention. FIG. 3 is a front view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention. FIG. 4 is a front view and cross-sectional view of the liquor bottle device of the present invention.DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS The following is a listing of numbers corresponding to a particular element refer to herein: 100 liquor bottle device 150 bottom chamber 151 decoration of side cap 152 top wall of bottom chamber 155 bottom of bottle portion 175 ice 200 bottleportion 201 first side wall of bottle portion 202 second side wall of bottle portion 203 front face of bottle portion 206 top of bottle portion 210 inside of bottle portion 221 first inner compartment 222 second inner compartment 250 side cap 300 top cap305 top end of cap 310 male threaded component of top of bottle portion 315 fe